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Natural World Teacher - Full-time

Lightyear Federation

  • Ref:KCC-F91-1-T
  • Posted:12/01/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:April 2023
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 9th February


Are you passionate about nature, horticulture, natural sciences, agriculture, sustainability? Do you believe our children, staff and communities deserve and need inspirational teaching and learning about our environments?

We have a truly unique and special teaching role available for the right person - this could be the dream job!

We want to place outdoor teaching and learning at the heart of our federation and embed this for the children, staff and families of Greatstone Primary School and Repton Manor Primary School. 

The natural world teacher will:

  • Communicate, develop and realise the vision for outdoor learning across both schools.
  • Develop two blank canvas large outside areas making best use of our purpose built classroom, dedicated outdoor areas and a glorious beach. 
  • Lead, teach and support the outdoor curriculum with inspiring and exciting activities that will impact across all curriculum areas.
  • Have direct impact on children's progress and achievement through ambitious outdoor learning.
  • Support staff in developing their knowledge, confidence and skills using all areas of outdoor learning. 
  • Grow the outdoor learning provision for children (2-11) and communities to inspire a lifelong learning attitude to their natural world and local environment. 
  • Lead and advise teaching and learning of children and staff in natural world learning, all year round.

Please contact Greatstone office@greatstoneschool.co.uk or Repton Manor Primary School office@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk to arrange a tour of either school and to discuss the role further with Matt Rawling (Executive Headteacher). Candidates must be available for interview Thursday 9th February.

Information about the federation

Lightyear Federation - Caring, Dreaming, Thinking Bigger - Lightyear Federation is made up from two foundation Primary Schools, Greatstone Primary School and Repton Manor Primary School. Our Federation believes in maintaining the unique character of both schools, reflecting the communities which they serve, whilst benefitting from collaborative skills, expertise and joint staff development. Our dedicated staff and governors offer our children and families exciting learning and development opportunities and we grow our schools with one shared vision as a family. Nurture is central to all we do and we believe that children must feel safe, happy and confident to achieve their best.

Job Contact Information

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  • Address:Repton Ave,
    TN23 3RX
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.